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  1. 1

    Anonymous

    Will it be a new missile or an upgrade package that can be implemented on the existing stock.

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  2. 2

    Cane-an

    This is great news! Go Akash!!!

    I wish there'd be something on MR-SAM and LR-SAM programs as well. Hopefully with Barak-8 we get complete (and I really mean COMPLETE) tech transfer so that India can make follow-on systems itself.

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  3. 3

    Anonymous

    Awww…. Lets start lungi dance . GREAT NEWS SHIV , u r simply amazing… I must say we should focus on our akash which is truly a world class system and let the israeli fill our gaps for MR SAM nd LR SAM with barak 8 … This year ,this 2010 only belongs to DRDO nd its allies NT sum1 Like EX ACM krishnaswami who knows nufing bt talks …

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    so why two more year just to increase the range by 10km?

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  5. 5

    Rahul

    10 Km hmmmmm….Some reports says MK-2 will have 70 KM range.

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  6. 6

    NJS

    I don't think it will be only 10 km extra range , it could be more . we like mk2 should have tube launcher model.

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  7. 7

    royalhawk

    GO DRDO…..Hope the IAF and the Army is also part of the team or else there is always a possibility of conflict in the future.
    With LCH (with Helina) in the air Arjun in the forefront and Nag and Akash as support …we will have full spectrum dominance in the deserts of the western front.
    ''May the gods have mercy on our enemies…because we definitely wont''

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  8. 8

    Kaushik

    Shiv:

    Couple of questions:

    1. Will Akash Mk2 have an active seeker or will it still be commnad guided/SARH?

    2. Will it have a vertical launch system or will it still be mounted on trainable launchers?

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  9. 10

    Manu

    How is BEL/Rafael seeker venture going? Any possibility they would develop seeker for this?

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  10. 11

    Anonymous

    Some of the merciless Indians are not ashamed to drink water in getting TOT from wherever they can.
    Some of them are impressing their girl friends by asking corny questions like "Will it have an active seeker or be guided by command control" He obviously has PHd in MMR/IR seekers. Bloody moron asshole.
    NONE OF THEM HAS ANYTHING TO OFFER.
    Hang on,
    They have some black paint to bathe you in nonstop.
    "Porkis", "Chinkis" and other epithets will come out of these perverted gangsters.

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  11. 12

    P.K.Chaudhuri

    DRDO is developing so many high technology and sophisticated weapon systems. Weapons developped by DRDO needs to be battle tested. Export in large numbers of these weapon systems, helicopters, planes etc. will ensure accurate feedback regarding their performance / short coming. We shall also earn some money for redeployment in our research.
    This will be a major step towards achieving self reliance in defence requirement and becoming a military might.
    Thanks.
    P.K.Chaudhuri.

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  12. 13

    joydeep ghosh

    @all

    following points should clarify your doubts

    1. Akash Mk-2 will become Akash EX (Extended Range Mk-II)

    2. While earlier plan was to have Akash mk-2 with range of 50 to 60km but now only extended range Akash with marginal increase in range of 10 to 15 km from its current range of 20 to25 km has been planned.

    3. This was done to avoid 2 different long range missiles in Army and Air Force arsenal, as you may know DRDO and IAI of Israel are developing Barak-II with range of 70km for navy and work on its land based version will start soon, so Barak-II long range interceptor missile will be there for all 3 forces; while Akash MK-1 and MK-2 will be Medium range surface to air interceptor missile for both army and air force.

    4. DRDO expects to increase the range of Akash by using a better composite booster with lengthened booster section to achieve the desired range.

    5. While Barak 1/2 and Akash 1/2 missile systems will be inducted by all three forces, Akash MK-1/2 will not see service in Indian Navy as they have lot of options in medium range.

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  13. 14

    Anonymous

    @Anon at 5:30pm
    Dont you know? they have to compress the fuel which will take 2 years as the compressors we have india has are not very good. Why do you think?

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  14. 15

    mikey

    MAITRI (LLQRM) 8-15 km Low Level Quick reaction short range Surface to Air missile missile

    Akash MK-1 /MK-2 (MR-SAM) 20-25 /35 km Medium range Surface to Air missile missile

    Barak-2 ( LRSAM) 70km Long Range Surface to Air missile….yepeee

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  15. 16

    Anonymous

    Shiv,

    Can I get your attention towards IAC for a day so that we could get the status of it.

    Thanks Shiv

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  16. 17

    Shailendra

    What is Status of Kaveri Engine ??

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  17. 18

    Anonymous

    ''May the gods have mercy on our enemies…because we definitely wont''

    Haha…Nice quote…

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  18. 19

    Anonymous

    AnonPaki@9:12 is getting to understand what India is..an elephant that crushes everything in its path…unstoppable force!

    "merciless indians" it seems LOL!!

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  19. 20

    Anonymous

    @Mikey
    I believe MAITRI was cancelled!

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  20. 21

    mikey

    @ANON 7:10am Indian Express on 04june2010 told that "After moving ahead with similar projects with Russia and Israel, India is set to finalise a missile co-development project with France to manufacture a new range of Short Range Surface to Air Missiles (SRSAM) for the armed forces

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  21. 22

    ankur

    @shiv sir and joydeep:does akash uses a jet vane system for higher agility and if not how is tha compensated for?

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  22. 23

    Anonymous

    I hope we come up with something close to the 9K37M2E "Buk-M2E" system – 720 kg, range 3–50 km, altitude 30–25000 m, Mach 4, readiness without inspection for at least 10 years of service!

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  23. 24

    Anonymous

    This is the way to go. Introduce version 1.0 then keep incrementally improving and upgrading. Great.

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  24. 25

    Anonymous

    Fantastic news- Allah ho Akbar!! Go India.

    -Ali Akbaruddin

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  25. 26

    jayanta bordoloi

    It is now 2014…where is Akash MKII.

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